Wildcat Central

March 22 - 28

Please note that beginning February 23, part of Bristol Avenue will be closed to traffic.  This area runs from the AHS exit all the way to Wooten Hollow. The closure will affect two of our bus routes.  


Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

Parent Portal
The new Parent Portal is up and running!  Now you can monitor your child's grades and attendance at your convenience. Contact the front office for more information or to receive your username and password.  

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have dentist or doctor's appointments scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign out their students in person. 

Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!


Mark Your Calendars   


March 27

March 27 is now a school day instead of a teacher workday due to days missed for inclement weather.


Congratulations to Jacob Payne who won the skeet and the archery competitions at the regional shooting competition.  Jacob will advance to the state championship on Saturday, April 25.  

Congratulations to the entire AHS Shooting Team who finished in fourth place!  


Blood Drive  

The second Blood Drive of the year is scheduled for Thursday, March 26.  Please stop by and donate!


Senior Pictures & Superlatives

Senior cap and gown pictures will be made on Wednesday, March 25.  Blue Denim will provide caps and gowns.  


Jostens Orders

Jostens will be on campus Wednesday, March 25 to take class ring and letter jacket orders.  Students ordering letter jackets must bring their verification form signed by Coach Rickett.


Cheerleading Tryouts 

Any student in grades 9, 10 or 11 interested in trying out for 2015-16 cheerleading squad will need to attend the tryout clinic on March 23 - 25 from 3:30 - 5:30pm at Andrews Elementary School.  

Tryouts will be Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-5:30pm  at AES.  Please contact Grace Ellis at 321-4415 if you have any questions. 


Student Performance

Next weekend, March 27-29, AHS students and other local talent perform The Hiding Place at the Cultural Arts Center.  Based on the biography of Corrie ten Boom, the play is set during the horrors of the Holocaust.  

AHS Theater Arts students assisted with set construction.  The show starts at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday night and at 2:30 pm on Sunday.  Admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults.  


Valley River Art Guild

Any student who would like to submit art for the Spring Art Show should bring their work to Ms. Davis on Monday, March 23.  



Prom will be held on Saturday, May 2.  Tickets go on sale after Spring Break. Any AHS juniors or seniors that would like to bring a non-AHS guest must complete a permission form.  These forms are available on the table outside the office.  

AHS students must be current on their class dues ($20 per year) in order to attend the prom.  See Ms. Gilbert for more information.  

Save Your Cans!

Please save your aluminum cans and bring them to AHS.  The cans will be scrapped and the money used for the AHS Softball team as part of Allie Griggs senior exit project.

Aluminum Can Flip Tops

The AHS Student Council is also collecting the flip tops off of all aluminum cans.  These tops will be donated to the Korbin Smith family.  Please save and deliver to Mrs. Anderson. 

SAT dates

There are two remaining SAT dates left for the school year. To register, see Mrs. Burch or go to www.collegeboard.com/SAT. 

Dates are: May 2 (register by April 6) 

          and June 6 (register by May 8).

Scholarship Information
There is new information about scholarships available. 

Visit the Guidance Counselor's page or see Mrs. Burch for more information.  

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here


Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.

Athletics Announcements

AHS Track Meet

AHS will host the first track meet of the year this Wednesday, March 18.  Admission is $4.

Spring Sports have begun.  Check the AHS Athletics Facebook page to keep track of changes in scheduled games and events!